Chicken water nipples reviews? - Page 13
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Seems to work well and will eliminate frozen dribble.
Mine does not drip at all, until a bird drinks from it.
Then all bets are off, sloppy drinkers...
They can get very messed up in the winter, because even if the water is slushy in the bucket, if their is a little ice inside the nipple itself, it will not seal correctly and will constantly drip. They are fairly inexpensive, I've seen them sold 8 for $35, free shipping.
Edited by chixcoop - 11/20/15 at 5:22pm
I have used the horizontal nipples with great success. Even with -5 deg F temp they didnt freeze with the heater. makes watering so much easier. I used a Tidy Cat bucket and put nipples in about 2" from the bottom and stack it on top of a second bucket that has chicken mash in it. No wet mash to date.
I have used them since I started chickens, brooder to laying. All right its only been 8 months, but anyway!
I love them. Check out my page, page 2. Neil Grassbaugh, a member here sells them. Good prices and customer support, PM him. For cold weather I have 3 of them in a 5 gal bucket with a submersible bird bath heater in it. We'll see how it works this winter!
You may read how the chickens "don't get enough to drink". IMO if the chickens were still thirsty they would hangout under the nips all day. They don't, they tap the nip a few times then move on. Haven't lost a bird to dehydration yet.
Use a black bucket or paint one dark, cuts down on alge and slime. I also found the "Gamma lid" It afixes to any 5 gal bucket then allows you to use its threaded insert for easy access to the bucket.
I have used the "screw in" and the "push in" types. Use the push ins.